Seven weeks following my total hip replacement and I’m doing things I couldn’t do for the last seven years: walking, dancing and wearing high heels!
To Dr. Leone Team and Patients
It had been almost 7 years since I was injured in a motorcycle accident which broke my pelvis.
I had to put up with a lot of pain and limitations since then. I’ve seen several orthopedic doctors and none were positive about getting this fix through surgery until I meet Dr. Leone!
Immediately his confidence in his ability to help me regain movement and be pain free through a total hip replacement put me on ease. We schedule the surgery and Dr. Leone team were very helpful and gave me all the information I wanted, but nothing really prepares you for what really happens:
I have to tell you:
Day 1: When I woke up from the surgery and regain feeling of my legs a physical therapist came and put me standing! I couldn’t believe I was able to stand but I did, than he tells you to stand on 1 leg- the one you just had surgery on! And I did!
In the afternoon I took my walker to the occupational therapy room and learned how to get into and out of bed at home and into/ out the car.
Day 2:I did physical therapy in the morning and in the afternoon and then I went home!
I had physical therapy at home for 3 weeks.
Week 2: My stitches were removed and I started exercising in the pool. At that point I was so excited I was doing so much that I overdid a little bit in the pool and I got sore for a couple of days.
Week 6: I went back to work part time just to see if I would have any limitations but I’m doing better than I was before the surgery already.
Now is week 7 and I’m back to my normal life + starting to do more things I couldn’t do for the last 7 years: Walking, dancing, and wearing high heels! So much to catch up!
I did it all with NO PAIN KILLERS (Narcotics) and never had pain higher than a level 2-3 (after exercising)!
My family is amazed how fast I healed and how well I’m doing.
If I knew how well this whole surgery and recuperation would be I probably would have it done sooner!
Than You Dr. Leone and staff and Holy Cross Hospital!
Thank God! May He continue to bless you and through your gentle hands continue to bless others with a healing touch!